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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Workshop: The Word and the Morpheme

The workshop “The Word and the Morpheme” will take place at the Humboldt University zu Berlin, 22.9-24.9.2016.


All information including a detailed workshop description is to be found here as a PDF-file and here as a DOCX-file.


Call for papers

Papers on any issue related to the morpheme are invited for this workshop. Each presenter will get 30 minutes to present his/her paper followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be at most 2 pages written in Times New Roman, 12pt font, on A4 or letter paper. Numbered examples should be included in the text and not added separately at the end.

Anonymous abstracts need to be submitted by midnight (CET) on May1, 2016 to terje.lohndal@ntnu.no. Please include author information and affiliation in the e-mail. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by June 15 June 25, 2016.



When and Where


September 22 - 24, 2016

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, R. 3059



Program (as pdf, updated Sept. 21)






Thursday September 22

09:30-10:00     Registration

10:00-10:15     Welcome

10:15-11:45     Conditioning Suppletion: Structural Complexity in Words.

             Jonathan Bobaljik

11:45-12:25     Restrictions on allomorphy across words

             Víctor Acedo-Matellan

12:25-14:00     Lunch

14:00-14:40     Monotonic DM as consequence of a pairing with LFG

             Ash Asudeh & Daniel Siddiqi

14:40-15:20     Locality of Allomorphy and Allosemy: A Reply to   Marantz (2013)

             Yusuke Yoda

15:20-16:00     Morphemes in Competition

            Paul Kiparsky

16:00-17:00    Poster session with coffee

17:00-18:30    Phonological affixation

            Heather Newell

18:30-19:30    Reception


Friday September 23

10:00-11:30     Minimize Satisfaction in Harmonic Serialism

            Gereon Müller

11:30-12:10     M-word vs. ω-word: Top down prosody vs. bottom up syntax

            Güliz Günes & Asli Göksel

12:10-14:00     Lunch

14:00-15:00    Late syntactic word formation without movement

            Peter Svenonius

15:00-15:40     How syntax and phonology d(e)rive (Na-Dene) morphology

            James Crippen & Rose-Marie Déchaine

15:40-16:10     Coffee break

16:10-16:50     The zero-derived causative alternation in Hebrew is rare, but systematic

            Itamar Kastner

16:50-17:30     The Dual Nature of Lithuanian reflexive -si-: the DM approach

  Milena Sereikaite

17:30-18:30     Commentary

            Elena Anagnostopoulou

19:30              Conference dinner


Saturday September 24

10:00-10:40   Phrasal polysynthetic words in Inuit: evidence from syntax and phonology

            Richard Compton, Anja Arnhold & Emily Elfner

10:40-11:20     Computational modeling of hierarchical morphological structures

            Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz

11:20-12:20    Morphology as a somewhat special device

            Dieter Wunderlich

12:20              Closure


Poster presenters

Same suffix-different endings: paradigm-sensitive spell-out
Boban Arsenijevic & Marco Simonovic

Multifunctionality in Icelandic morphology: Inflectional endings as diacritics
Kristján Árnason

A Constraint on Double Negation
Karen De Clercq & Guido Vanden Wyngaerd

The Structures of Denominal Location and Locatum Verbs in Kavalan
Dong-yi Lin

Roots, voice and anti-causativity within the word
Mohamed Naji

Two types of multi-lexeme derivatives in Spanish
Katya Pertsova

The status of the N1 in compounds
Stefanie Roessler, Thomas Weskott & Anke Holler

More distributed than Distributed Morphology: Rethinking the shape of mental lexicon
Julio C. Song

A change in gender morphemes for evaluative purposes
Olga Steriopolo & Elena Steriopolo




Artemis Alexiadou, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Terje Lohndal, NTNU Trondheim & UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Peter Svenonius, UiT The Arctic University of Norway



Invited speakers and commentators

Elena Anagnostopoulou, University of Crete

Jonathan Bobaljik, University of Connecticut 

Hagit Borer, Queen Mary University of London

David Embick, University of Pennsylvania

Gereon Müller, University of Leipzig

Heather Newell, UQAM

Dieter Wunderlich, ZAS